The Institute of Foreign Affairs and Wollo University co-organized a policy consultation forum that aimed to encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and address investor concerns. Attending the forum, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Demeke Mekonnen stated that how we treat present investors would play a significant role in attracting others. He emphasized that all levels of government in the country should give attention to the concerns of foreign investors. He stated that all Ethiopian missions abroad will engage in intensive promotional activities to attract foreign direct investment and that a particular plan is prepared to accomplish this.
H.E. Ambassador Misganu Arga, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, remarked that now that Ethiopia is rising from national and international challenges it has encountered, all stakeholders should use this opportunity to promote the country’s investment. H.E. Yelkal Kefale, President of the Amhara Region, H.E. Belete Mola, Minister of Innovation and Technology, members of Parliament, state ministers, and ambassadors also attended the forum and paid a visit to Kombolcha Industrial Park.